The world is filled with wondrous variety. And on the edges of that amazing spectrum you will find conspiracy theorists, survivalists, people who drink their own urine. And then, right out there, there are die-hard pet lovers.
Now, before we start, I don't mean you. You are perfectly sensible and love your pet a reasonable and appropriate amount. We're all owned to a certain extent, and your behaviour falls well within the normal range.
So. There's you and me. And there's them. They are out there and they blog among us. As I discovered the other night.
I was looking up various essential oils, checking for allergic reactions, all innocent stuff. One of the oils was carrot seed. And that's when I found this query:
Can I use wild carrot seeds as a contraceptive for cats?
Read it again.
Now, wanting to tackle the problem of homeless kittens and rapidly increasing feral cat populations is entirely laudable. But I would really, really like to see someone try and get carrot seeds into what one would assume to be a fairly cross wild cat.
Still, it was too intriguing a thought to be left alone. So I googled it. And that's where I found this:
Are there 3d glasses for cats?
Don't read it again. It won't help.
I want to believe that this is a genuine question. So I am going to. The world is a better place, I feel, for being home to people that love their cat so much they want it to be able to enjoy a cosy evening in front of the telly with them. People who want to share an experience they enjoy with the creature they are caring for. I don't think these are the sort of people that go out robbing old ladies, making girls feel bad for being over a size 6 or dismantling the NHS.
So god bless the Extreme Pet Lovers everywhere. We need more of them to balance the frankly nasty bastards out there.
That said, there's no excuse for doggie nail varnish.